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Re: New Book Releases
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Laurin666 wrote:
There will be an American boxed pocked edition of the Hobbit & LotR: four leatherette books in a leatherette bound box.

https://www.adlibris.com/se/bok/the-ho ... t-boxed-set-9780544445789
http://www.amazon.com/The-Hobbit-Lord ... -1&keywords=9780544445789

What do you think?


I must admit, I'm not a fan of materials that masquerade as other materials, so leatherette is a bit of a no-no for me.

Posted on: 6/3 15:03:44


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Khamûl wrote:
I just got the standard Hb of Beowulf yesterday from SpeedyHen. Yip, agreed Trotter --Yodel can be a real pain. (When I lived in Aberdeen Amazon were also using them for a while a few years back; they got a lot of complaints I gather & stopped using them.) In this case my problem is with SpeedyHen/HarperCollins though. The book had no protection in envelope it was posted in (so, just the same as Amazon then!); as a result the book jacket was scuffed & creased. I realize the jacket is designed with that aged/blackened look to the corners (a little unusual for HC), but why do HC not bubblewrap these? My guess is SpeedyHen probably received the book in this condition.

It's going back.

BH



Yeah, their packing is the usual Amazon/BD quality, so every chance of scuffs and dents. I find about 25% of orders need returning across all of those vendors due to damage in transit.

For their international eBay store orders, they seem to just use the regular mail service for delivery.

Posted on: 5/24 20:34:34


Re: Found on ABEBooks: A New Glossary of the Dialect of the Huddersfield District
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Seems like a candidate for a facsimile jacket if someone with an original can be found to base it off.

Posted on: 5/17 1:47:59


Re: 2005 Calendar signed by Priscilla Tolkien
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laurel wrote:
An interesting item but i really cant see much value in it. I have seen a few books recently for sale with various family related signatures but unless they are directly linked to the book why would people buy them?
Out of interest ? The Tolkien link?
Its all a bit tenuous to me.
Others may agree/or not but guess only one way to find out - put it on ebay for a £1 and watch what happens
Good luck though

Watch it make £100s now !



I'd broadly agree with your assessment, Laurel. I really can't see a great deal of value in family signatures. eBay with a low reserve and see what happens.

Posted on: 5/15 19:15:57


Re: Found on ABEBooks: A New Glossary of the Dialect of the Huddersfield District
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laurel wrote:
LOL
I had a friend who went to university there and I know exactly what you mean.
A good book to have but if it had the jacket - wow that would be special


I think the jacket would be the clincher, and I don't think I have ever seen a copy come up for sale that included it. I can't imagine that there was a huge print run on this title, so I suppose there may simply be no survivors.

Posted on: 5/15 15:07:59



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